The psych pop project holed himself in a Georgia lake house to make his new album
One of the secrets to making a good album is creating a setting that fosters creation.
Just look at Justin Vernon's prolonged sessions in the forests of Wisconsin to make Bon Iver's debut. Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist Andy Moholt was listening; his latest release under solo project Laser Background, Dark Nuclear Bogs, was recorded in an isolated Georgia lake house with Carlos Hernandez and Julian Fader of fuzzed-out indie rock band Ava Luna. With a name like that, it would be easy to expect heavy synthesizer; more often than not, the psych pop project edges toward dreamy guitar and indie pop flourishes married with psych rock vocal distortions. Think Tame Impala by way of field trip. Moholt is currently on tour, having just finished a New York City show at Ridgewood venue Trans Pecos.
We caught up with Moholt via email to talk about isolating himself to make a record, touring, and the frameworks of life and death that structured Dark Nuclear Bogs.
There's a big problem with the trailer for Morbius, Sony's upcoming Marvel outing that is definitely not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe even though it has Michael Keaton reprising his role as Vulture (please let us keep our license, Disney!).
See if you can spot it.
MORBIUS - Teaser Trailer www.youtube.com
If you answered, "Sampling Beethoven's 'Für Elise' to line up with blue-tinted action shots is the absolute lowest effort, brain-dead attempt to signify 'gothic vampire movie' in the entire history of movie trailers," you're correct, but that's still not the biggest problem with Morbius. No, the biggest problem is that Morbius is played by Jared Leto.
The best thing about movies is that sometimes they feature cats.
Cats are great. They are furry purr-boxes that usually hate you. Whether they're the hero, the villain, or just kind of there, nothing beats watching a movie and seeing a cat on-screen. So we've compiled a list of the best REAL cats in movies. That means the movie needs to feature a REAL cat instead of an animated cat, because otherwise this would just be a list of cartoon cats. These cats are REAL, and they're works of art:
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